Much ado about Office

16 October 2009

Word 2007 VBA – Bug using .Shapes in Section Headers

Intro to the problem

When using .Shapes in the Header to add certain objects such as a Picture the object will only ever appear in the first section when the following sections are not linked. This happens regardless of how you specify the anchor. Fortunately there is a method to get around this flaw which I believe is also present in 2003.

Following is a list of what is and isn’t affected and two workarounds; a short workaround that can be incorporated into a simple code base, and a long workaround which can replace the .AddPicture method altogether.

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